Cant get alk n cal levels down to normal

AreUaBadFish2

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I have seriously just lost it. I been doing water changes weekly, using redsea. And my alk n cal levels wont go down to normal levels. Cal is reading over 500ppm and alk is at 16. What can i do???? Its been a month and no change. Tank is a 32 gal long with zoas, a kenyan tree , leather and a mushroom. One clown fish, and one pipefish. Heater is at 79 degrees. Have 2 cartridge filters running all the time. If there is anymore info that could give me advice plz ask.
 
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What alk test kit u got ? Probably no good, tried verifying with another kit?
 
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TheKingLBJ

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API is only good for nitrate nitrite ammonia in my experience/ get a reliable alk and cal test kits. 500 cal is possible ( although high) 16 alk is unlikely.
 

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easy stop and do nothing! leave the tank along and test using a good test either red sea or saliferts! the elements will come down over time! be patient!
 

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When both Alk and Ca levels are high it may be due to elevated salinity. What's your salinity at and did you use a calibrated refractometer?

Check and make sure your SG is between 1.023 - 1.026

Any higher than that you may have to add some RO water to dilute it down to that range
 


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